Skip to main content

Reply to this post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Jun 30, 2012 4:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: another list -best shows ever

Well I'm limiting my list to my top 10 of all time and my time was in late 60s-70s 80s so here goes and I do think this is in order of greatness
1.Jimi Hendrix-White Plains Civic Center
2.Cream--Hunter College N.Y.C.
3.Pink Floyd-Roosevelt Stadium N.J.
4.Rolling Stones--MSG Sticky Fingers tour 71
5.The Who w/ The G Dead--DOG Show Oakland Colasium
6.Grateful Dead-New Years --Kaiser Aud
7.Procal Harum--Fillmore East
8.Bruce Springsteen--Berkeley Community Theater
9.Stevie Ray Vaughn--Kean College--N.J.
10.Jeff Beck--Fillmore East w/ Nickey Hopkins and Rod Stewart
So there's my top ten pretty deverse all classic stuff.While thinking this out if someone ever asked me to name the bands I've seen I would tell them it would be much easier to tell you the bands or persons I haven't seen.For example the Doors....

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: chris in long beach Date: Jun 30, 2012 11:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: another list -best shows ever

Hmmm, I'm assuming this is shows we've been to?

In no particular order (minus the first one)

1. Roger Waters: The Wall Tour 2012
2. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings (Santa Ana, Ca...2007?)
3. Man or Astroman (multiple times)
4. P-funk (A knockoff version w/o George or Bootsy, but still damn fun!)
5. The Ramones (Atlanta...1992?)
6. Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players (LA...2007?)
7. James Brown (Tunica, MS)

That's all I can think of at the moment!

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jun 30, 2012 5:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: another list -best shows ever

No particular order. That would drive me crazy.

Jimi @ UCLA Grand Ballroom 2/68
Jimi @ Berkeley Community Theater ask Berkeley Aud. 5/70
Bruce @ Winterland 12/78
GD @ Hollywood Bowl 7/74
GD @ Winterland retirement - both Fri. and Sat.
GD @ UCLA Pauley 11/73
Prince @ Universal 1999 Tour 3/83
Terrance Trent D'Arby @ Hollywood Palladium 5/88
Bob Marley @ Greek in 78
Elton John first show in the US @ Troubadour 8/70

I need more shows.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Jun 30, 2012 7:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: another list -best shows ever

Like me w/ a diverse taste and w/totally different decade.Lots of 80s for you me not so much w/ the exception of SRV.
Elton John another I have never seen but that show you listed is ledgenary.He got so many great reviews that it essentcially launched his U.S.biggest following.Prince not so crazy about but when he was doing the awards show t.v. circuit a few years ago and just played his Honer Telecaster he impressed the shit out of me...Good stuff Closing of Winterland also there,but New years shows trumped for me...Good stuff.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Reade Date: Jul 1, 2012 6:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: another list -best shows ever

Stones played MSG 11/69 and 7/72. Not sure the venue you're thinking of where Aug '71 is concerned.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Jul 2, 2012 3:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: another list -best shows ever

You might be right. It was in support of the Sticky Fingers tour. Steveie Wonder opened and was fantastic ,they led him around so he could play drums ,harmonica and all the keyboards.The Stones opened w/ Brown Sugar and then proceeded to rattle off what seemed like 40 songs w/o any interuptions maybe an audience tease but to that point they were the tightest rock and roll band I had ever seen. It was during a break in camp were they had 3 week and 6 week stays w/ the break and this was in AUG.I thought it was 71 but you think 72' ,as I said not to good w/ dates times and sets.It was the most I had ever paid for a ticket to date at $25 through Ticketmaster...

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jul 2, 2012 5:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: another list -best shows ever

Yes! At the (at that time) Fabulous Forum in '72. It's amazing what we young'uns got to see as opening acts due to the benevolence of the grateful stars. Martha and the Vandellas opened the show. (I can't remember that part - too zoned, I guess). Once I saw Roy Orbison open for the Eagles when they were pushing Hotel California - absolutely mind-boggling to see this 'middle-aged' dude sing just like his records. He toured like Chuck B - pick up bands in every city and quick-teach the gig. Until Bruce and the Traveling Wilburys rescued him.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Reade Date: Jul 2, 2012 4:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: another list -best shows ever

Boy I wish I had seen them in '72.
They closed their 1972 North American tour with I think three dates @ MSG. The tour was in support of Exile on Main St. although they were still performing tunes off of Sticky Fingers.
Stevie'd usually come out for the encore. Jagger'd walk him over to the piano and often Stevie would do a Stones song like Satisfaction, and Mick would wing a Stevie's tune, sometimes 'Uptight.'
Some very special and rare footage here of the final night, 7/26/72, Jaggers birthday. which explains the food (birthday cake) fight at one point. It's silent Super-8 footage with sound (from that night I assume) dubbed in, though it doesn't match.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ushiwMacvQw

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: craven714 Date: Jul 2, 2012 2:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: another list -best shows ever

OMS. Well slap my ass and call me Suzy. Good golly Dh.
im not even gonna list mine now to avoid embarrassment
issues. JIMI? :o >< Elton, Toubador, 1970? Gotta go change the ol' underware now. thx

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Jun 30, 2012 4:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: another list -best shows ever

have you seen my uncle???

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: BVD Date: Jun 30, 2012 4:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: another list -best shows ever

The Beatles--8/66 at Shea. For the simple reason it was my first show and after all it was the Fab Four.
Jimi Hedrix Experience. Thanksgiving 68. Avery Fisher Hall
Rolling Stones. Thanksgiving 69 (Get Yer Ya Ya's Out) MSG
Blind Faith. 69. MSG
Grateful Dead. 12/5/71. Felt Forum
Grateful Dead. 9/27/72. Stanley Theatre. Jersey City
The Band/ Grateful Dead. Roosevelt Stadium. 8/1/73
Paul Mc Cartney. Arco Arena, Sacramento. 2001. With my kids
Bob Dylan. Reno NV. 81?
JGB. Queens College, 1975. Nicky Hopkins playing piano

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: stratocaster Date: Jun 30, 2012 4:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: another list -best shows ever

no dates?

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Jun 30, 2012 7:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: another list -best shows ever

As I have said in past posts I have a great memory for events but not particular dates,sets,solos like some of you dudes and dudettes do.Some can be easily dated like the Stones was summer Aug 71, Floyd was 71-72 they did the entier DSOTM for the second set.The Who/Dead is easily archived I believe 78' but could be wrong,Springsteen was definately 75' breakout year small venue first time west coast.I've been to multiple Dead New Years eve shows so this is a hard one to distinguish,but I think it was a 3 setter w/ the first set ending in a rocking Around and Around that Phil just got into.Also I think it was the one Bill Graham came riding in on a giant skull.So anyone want to fill the dates go right ahead.Correct me as you will..